Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pistachio Press

I can't remember how I found Pistachio Press, I think I was googling "letterpress Rochester" and there they were! Check out theses great notecards:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sycamore Street Press

A husband and wife team consists of Sycamore Street Press. The letterpress with their Vandercook #3 right out of their living room! The results are beautiful!

Eva (the wife) also writes a great blog! I would love to see these frames in every color imaginable! I love them! I also love the placecards! What a great detail to add to your wedding. You can see, by the finished product, that they put a lot of effort into each piece. Sycamore Street Press is a great find!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Love 'em, never wear 'em. Maybe I should start!

Martha has a DIY version:

These gals have a bunch:

And of course Anthropologie's are the cutest! If I had any of these aprons on in the kitchen, I would wear an apron over my apron! They are so sweet you don't even want to get them dirty!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Colors of the Rainbow

Isn't it amazing how colors can affect our moods, perception, senses and general well being? How can these pictures not put a smile on your face? I just love these mini puff ball hair pins by Handle and Spout (photo via Inspired Goodness) and these zippers from Purl Bee!

Red is associated with heat, energy and blood, and emotions that "stir the blood", including anger, passion, and love. In our culture Red, is often used in a negative wat to indicate danger or emergency.

Orange is known to keep balance, and has a calming effect when used lightly.

The color yellow is associated with age and aging, both with people and objects.The term "yellow" is associated at times with jealousy, as well as cowardliness.

Green is known widely for nature, as well as regeneration and birth. It also is combined with other color names to increase specificity, as in blue-green, or with objects, as in emerald green. Green is also used to describe jealousy and envy, as well as anyone young, inexperienced, or gullible (probably by analogy to unripe, i.e. unready or immature, fruit).

Blue is the color of truth, serenity and harmony, by helping to soothe the mind. It is good for cooling, calming, reconstructing and protecting.

Purple is associated with royalty, regality, and nobility. (It is also my least favorite color).

Block colors and information credited to Crystalinks.com

Monday, March 2, 2009


Design*Sponge just did a fabulous post on Paperwink and their lovely custom wooden address stamps! Check it out!

The dynamic duo (a.k.a. Tara and Darcey) are super creative, fun and inspirational! I am delighted they approached me with a super cool idea for my wedding invitations (more to come on that later)! So, if you need: stamps, or personalized notecards this is your one stop shop! If you haven't cruised through Paperwink - you're missing out!